You won’t hear about Chinese special forces doing this kind of stuff.
Five days ago an American was kidnapped in Niger and taken to the neighboring country of Nigeria. Today U.S. special forces carried out a daring operation and successfully rescued him. Philip Walton, 27, was recovered by SEAL Team Six.
According to the Pentagon, the mission was undertaken by the elite commandos as part of a rescue operation before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on Oct. 26.
Pentagon) Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs:
U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation.
We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation.
The United States will continue to protect our people and our interests anywhere in the world.” (link)
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